Emmons, Sylvester


28 Feb. 1808–15 Nov. 1881. Lawyer, newspaper editor/publisher. Born in Readington Township, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. Son of Abraham Emmons and Margaret Vlerebome. Moved to Philadelphia, 1831. Moved to Illinois, 1840. Admitted to bar in Hancock Co., Illinois, May 1843. Member of Nauvoo City Council, 1843–1844. Editor of Nauvoo Expositor, 1844. Moved to Beardstown, Cass Co., Illinois, 1844. Edited Beardstown Gazette, 1844–1852. Married Elizabeth Miller, 21 Dec. 1847, in Cass Co. Died in Beardstown.